June 17, 2010

Barton Malow Is Crain's For-Profit Employer of the Year

Southfield, MI – June 17, 2010 — Crain’s Detroit Business named builder Barton Malow the recipient of its 2010 For-Profit Employer of the Year Award, based on the success of its LEAPS internship program. Formal conferral took place on Mackinac Island, June 4th, as part of Mackinac Policy Conference (an annual gathering of regional business and political leaders). Vice President Ryan Maibach, program director, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

Established in 1984, LEAPS (LEArning Practicum for Students) includes assignments and activities tailored to the personal and professional goals of each student. In addition to jobsite tasks, interns complete a community service project, such as Habitat for Humanity, and submit a written report on a construction-related topic of their choice. This year, 25 students, representing 10 universities, are taking part.

“Intensive training and mentoring, daily job functions, and corporate networking events help LEAPS students prepare to enter the construction industry workforce,” says Maibach, “and we encourage our interns to ask a lot of questions!”

LEAPS graduates comprise about 10 percent of the Barton Malow workforce.

Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology and rigging services throughout North America. The ISO quality certified company has LEED™ Accredited Professionals on staff and is an industry Building Information Modeling (BIM) leader. Niche market specialties include health care, educational, federal, industrial, energy and special event facilities. Barton Malow has a staff of over 1,300 in 13 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual firm revenues exceed $1.3 billion. For additional information, visit or follow us on Twitter at